Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pretty Vacant

The compost toilet from EcoToilets, paid for by a Big Lottery Fund grant, was officially opened by the mayor of Hungerford - surely one of his most esteemed events of the year!
It was good to see so many plotholders turned up on the cold, but sunny afternoon. Our Chairnan did lots of work to get the funding and to find a suitable toilet for our site and he also provided us with snacks and champers to celebrate today! THANKS GEOFF!
So, that stopped any idea of us doing any work on the plot but we do love an allotment gathering - whatever the reason!
In the morning I turned a third of the Giant Pink Banana squash into soup. I was pleased to see that only a tiny part had been affected by the frost damage.
I started by adding the chunks of squash to oak smoked rape seed oil along with a couple of garlic cloves. Then I added water, half a stock cube, a few sage leaves and left it to simmer.
The squash broke down almost completely, but I gave it a final blitz and had some for lunch. So delicious!
And I have spare chunks which I'll take to work, but I may keep one to have roasted squash later in the week.
The Sex Pistols provide the title track.


  1. Isn't it good - Norwegian Wood?

  2. Wow! A toilet, a party AND soup. (And music)
    Who will maintain the toilet? We thought about having one in the wood but never did.

    1. And I didn't even mention the skittles cup! 😁
      It shouldn't need too much maintenance but we have some keen plotholders anyway.
      Ours was expensive, but we do have >100 plotholders on site...

  3. Is that the queue for the use of the facilities?

  4. What a fab idea! The soup looks fab too, miss you and your lunch time soups x


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